Archive for April, 2014

The Right Fit: Judge John McDonald, Jr. Sworn in as Chief Justice for Eastie Court

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
The Right Fit: Judge John McDonald, Jr. Sworn in as Chief Justice for Eastie Court

When looking for his replacement as First Chief Justice of the East Boston Municipal Court, Chief Justice Robert Ronquillo said he wanted someone with care and compassion that would take the court here to the next level. Ronquillo said he found these qualities in the Honorable John E. McDonald Jr. Judge McDonald was sworn... »

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Macero Announces WHS Fine Arts Hall of Fame

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Superintendent of Schools John Macero has announced the formation of the Winthrop High School Fine Arts Hall of Fame that will honor alumni who have excelled or made contributions to the fine arts, visual arts, music, band, chorus or drama programs in the school system. The WHS Fine Arts Hall of Fame will be... »

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Viking Pride Set for Final Countdown on Closing of WHS

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

It’s an event you won’t want to miss if you want to say good-bye to Winthrop High School in person. Viking Pride Foundation Chairman Vin Crossman said ticket sales are brisk for the organization’s “The Final Countdown,” that is set for Saturday, June 28 at the high school that will face the wrecking ball... »

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SBAC to See New Facade Materials

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

At the last Winthrop School Building Assistance Committee’s (SBAC) construction subcommittee meeting the committee announced that HMFH Architects will present the latest façade materials and ideas to the next subcommittee meeting on May 1 and then to the SBAC on May 12. Bob Carroll from the Planning Board will attend the May 1 meeting... »

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Charities Come Together to Buy Equipment for WHS

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

With a common underlying mission of improving the experiences of students in the Winthrop school system, the Neil Shapiro Foundation; The 11 Foundation: In Memory of Michael Mason; Viking Pride Foundation; and Winthrop Charities joined together to purchase a high-tech training tool and  donate it to the Winthrop High School (WHS) Basketball Program. The... »

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Eruzione and Other N.E. Sports Legends Appear at Boston Event

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

New England sports legends Mike Eruzione, Steve Grogan, Bill Russell and Luis Tiant will speak on a panel moderated by James “JB” Brown at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center on Friday, May 9, 2014, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. as part of AARP’s bi-annual Life@50+ National Event & Expo taking place in... »

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Transportation Bond Bill Is Good News for Town

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Town Manager James McKenna hailed the state Transportation Bond Bill as great news for Winthrop with the inclusion of (potentially) $2.25 million for improvements to the Winthrop Street Corridor and $500,000 for “Winthrop Walk,” a scenic pedestrian and bicycle path along Belle Isle Marsh that would link with Short Beach. McKenna praised Speaker Robert... »

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Congratulations to Judge McDonald

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

We offer our congratulations to new First Chief Justice of the East Boston District Court, the Honorable John E. McDonald, who received his oath of office at an impressive ceremony last week at the courthouse. It was great to see our town officials, Town Manager James McKenna, Council President Peter Gill, Fire Chief Paul... »

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Viking Pride Foundation’s Grant Program

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

The Viking Pride Foundation is busy planning “The Final Countdown,” which will be the last opportunity for us to visit Winthrop High School before the wrecking ball arrives and makes way for the new Winthrop middle/high school that will be an incredible state-of-the-art complex. The Foundation, under the capable leadership of Vin Crossman, has... »

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Boys Tennis Team Is on a Roll

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

The Winthrop High boys tennis team is on a roll, having won its last four matches. The team, led by head coach Marie Finn and senior captain Chris Capone, could be one of the best Viking teams in years. It’s been quite a sports year for Marie Finn, whose daughter, Courtney, and her Bentley... »

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